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Get down with yo' bad self in Tribes: Ascend's latest update

Tribes: Ascend's upcoming "Staying Alive" update adds more than just a smattering of new weapons for you disco dancing disc launchers. The update also brings live streams and training videos into the game's main menu, allowing you to spend even more time wrapped up in Ascend....

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Tribes: Ascend pulled down 1.2 million times thus far

Free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend has been downloaded 1.2 million times, a significant boost from the debatably framed 800K registered accounts from a month ago. "It is truly the player support of the title that has driven the population growth and fuels our team to deliver updates," said Hi-Rez ...

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The diary of a murderous skier: Spending real money in Tribes: Ascend

As free-to-play games are constantly changing, traditional reviews can't really do them justice, so we rely on a series of unscored review diaries to record our experiences with them. Today brings part two of our Tribes: Ascend diaries. I gave in. I dropped $50 on Tribes: Ascend and haven't looked b...

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Tribes: Ascend getting two new maps, custom loadouts in Tartarus update

Tribes: Ascend continues to be both free and excellent, which is to say we were pretty excited this morning when we heard that a content update is in the works. Two crazy-looking new maps, custom loadouts, and a variety of requested player tweaks are planned for the Tartarus update, which is said ...

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Tribes: Ascend isn't skiing to consoles

We've more or less known that Tribes: Ascend wouldn't be heading to consoles – as initially pitched – for a year or more now. That whole "free-to-play" thing is kinda the kiss of death for devs hoping to port to consoles (unless you're CCP, that is). Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris expla...

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The diary of a murderous skier: My first two weeks with Tribes: Ascend

As free-to-play games are constantly changing, traditional reviews can't really do them justice, so Joystiq relies on a series of unscored review diaries to record our experiences with them. It's been over a decade since I last played PC games with any regularity. Outside of Word Munchers, The Secr...

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Tribes: Ascend has over 800K registered accounts

Tribes: Ascend has been jet packing and skiing across the newish frontier of high-quality freemium titles for a couple weeks, taking hundreds of thousands of players along on the journey. Speaking to Gamasutra, Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris said the game has over 800,000 registered accounts. If yo...

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Get an introduction to Tribes: Ascend, see what updates are en route

If you're looking to learn more about Tribes: Ascend, the free-to-play revival from Hi-Rez Studios, here's an intro video to the series, followed by details about the game's next update....

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PSA: Tribes: Ascend takes off its training wheels, launches today

After several months of training exercises, Tribes: Ascend has officially launched. The free-to-play revival from Hi-Rez Studios is the first playable Tribes game in eight years, incorporating futuristic Biathlon-based mechanics with jetpacks and flag-gathering. Also, we're totally over budget on ...

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Tribes: Ascend beta open to all on Feb. 24

So far, 300,000 have played Tribes: Ascend in its closed beta state, Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris revealed. But Hi-Rez wants more players and this Friday, the Tribes: Ascend beta will be open to all. Before the launch of the open beta, Hi-Rez will add some additional maps and customization optio...

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